Nova Scotians are asked to use caution today, Dec. 6, as high winds continue and heavy rain and storm surge cause dangerous coastal conditions and localized flooding. “This fall, Nova Scotians saw first-hand the dangers that storms can bring,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Emergency Management. “Please stay away from the coast and take precautions to make sure you and your family stay safe on the roads today.” High winds and a low-pressure front are causing high water levels, especially along the coast. The combination of storm surge and high waves could cause localized coastal flooding and damage. Wind gusts are expected to diminish by early afternoon. Nova Scotians are asked to avoid exposed coastline areas where unpredictable waves and surges pose risks to life. Motorists are advised to use caution, particularly in coastal and low-lying areas, and watch for, and avoid, road closures because of downed power lines and localized flooding. Drivers should reduce speed in areas of poor visibility or where there is standing water to prevent hydro-planning. Nova Scotians are also asked to be careful with open flames and other sources of heat that they may use if they are without power. People should also secure items around their property and keep pets indoors, where necessary. In the event of a flood, listen to the radio. Local authorities will issue instructions for those in affected areas. Tips for emergencies are available at http://emo.gov.ns.ca/content/know-risks . Wind gusts of 90 kilometres per hour or more have been recorded in Halifax, and the Halifax-Dartmouth ferries were tied up during morning rush hour. The ferries to Newfoundland are out of service. The Emergency Management Office is continuing to receive updates from Environment Canada and is closely monitoring the storm. Government officials are in close contact with municipalities and public utilities. Crews from Nova Scotia Power are restoring power in areas with outages. As always, in an emergency, call 911.
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